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Old 03-21-2012, 03:14 PM
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Artist: Benighted
Album: Icon
Genre: Deathgrind / Tech Death
Release Date: 2007

I've already seen this band mentioned in some old thread that I was checking out, but dammit, that's just not enough. This band is technical, grindy amazingness and this album is by far their best. Songs like "Grind Wit" are just all over the place with in your face brutality to a melodic breakdown to a French rap verse (I know, right?). The vocalist encorporates a bunch of different vocal types in here using death growls, grindcore screeches and a few pig squeals here and there. The con of this album is that most of the good tracks are at the beginning and it begins to lose momentum a bit towards the end, with the exception of track 10, "Invoxhate." Also, there's an undeniable hardcore influence, which may lose some, but I personally like it. The whole band are really talented musicians and I think that you should check them out if you haven't. The standout tracks to me are "Grind Wit", "Slut" and "Invoxhate."

Grind Wit

9/4 Cult of Luna
9/5 Origin
9/11-13 Riot Fest
9/19 Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats
9/25 Cattle Decapitation
9/26 D.R.I. and/or Alcest
10/2 Witchaven

Last edited by kalfitegrdan; 03-22-2012 at 07:15 PM.
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